Two days ago Business Insider‘s Joe Weisenthal posted a series of charts related to consumers and households, and showing we’re in a full-on economic comeback — not a boom phase, but a definite upswing. New housing starts shooting up. Retail sales re-accelerating. Unemployment below 8% and collapsing. New car sales up. Evolving consumer credit back to growth. Consumer discretionary stocks surging.

And Romney voters (i.e., those not simply motivated by wanting the black guy out of the White House) are saying, “Things are bad…we need to revert to the Bush-era policies that got us into trouble in the first place.”

“Long is the way, and hard, that out of darkness leads up to light.” — John Milton.